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. in the maya city of copan, a jeweler fashioned rare shell and jade for his powerful lord. in mexico, living artisans echo the economy of a vanished civilization. and in teotihuacan, evidence of mass production has now been unearthed. tiny faces of clay reflect the men and women who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any give
by the annenberg/cpb project this is siena, a wonderfully preserved medieval city in central italy. at its heyday around 1300, it was one of the most civilized and prosperous places in europe. siena and other italian city-states can stand as a new beginning in our story of western art. hitherto, the old medieval world view had, put simply, divided the classes of society into the aristocracy at the top, the church, and the laboring peasantry at the bottom. in places like this, we see for the first time a new class, conscious of its own identity-- the merchants. these cities were no longer controlled by feudal lords. they were republics. here in siena, several thousand citizens were eligible for election to the governing bodies which met down there in the palazzo publica. and in the palazzo, there is a fresco painted in the 1340s which encapsulates their faith in the secular arts of government, in the moderating power of reason in human society. it's called the effects of good government. this marvous fresco, painted by ambrogio lorenzetti, was the first panoramic landscape on this scale in western
. armed clashes broke out in the capital between former rebels controlling the city and militias. the u.n. is voting today on sending in international troops. and the king of thailand calls on the people to do their duty without directly referring to recent violent protests. those demonstrations are on hold today out of respect for the monarch's birthday. first to yemen, where six doctors, including a venezuelan and two from the philippines are among the victims killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack. the suicide bomber reportedly set off a car packed with explosives at the defense ministry, leaving close to 20 dead in all. dozens more were hurt in the blast that smashed through walls in a hospital inside the complex. for more, i'm joined by a journalist there. what more can you tell us about this attack there today? >> yes, the gunmen were wearing military uniforms, and the complex of the defense ministry before generating their bombs. after the explosions, the gunshots and clashes took place inside the complex and are still taking place right now. we can still hear gunfire from th
to the people by tuesday, making many fear that more violence is ahead. >> a tent city has gone up in the capital of key avenue, demanding the government -- of kiev.of in the square right behind me, perhaps you can see there are several thousand protesters. the city is perhaps stretching "city" is perhaps stretching it. there is also a revolutionary headquarters. things are getting organized. what is important to note about this revolution, in comparison with the orange revolution that took place in 2004, this started from a grassroots movement, a spontaneous reaction to the government's decision not to sign this. there are different forces organized in involving it. there is a great deal of goodwill and spirit coming together. it is still not clear what the plan is. >> what about the demonstrators? we saw they are a bit of a mixed bunch. >> yesterday's actions by a certain group of violent demonstrators were a big disappointment to the vast mass of the ukrainian protesters. the opposition has formed three main parties. one of them is allied with the french national front and other
bruxelles and ghent became two of its largest industrial cities. [bells ringing] we can catch a realistic glimpse of flemish urban life through the window of religious paintings, such as this madonna by robert campin. in italy, 15th-century artists used perspective and the study of antiquity to depict a suitable setting for their religious paintings. by contrast, a northern painter such as campin in his merode altarpiece, saw no great divide between the past and present, between the look of antiquity and the late medieval world. joseph, in his carpenter's workshop, is depicted with detailed realism-- the tools of his trade and the townscape visible through the window. one sign of bruge's success as a trading center was s wealthy communit of italian merchants and bankers. out of this community came the most famous wedding portrait in western art. here in 1434, jan van eyck shows giovanni arnolfini, a hugely wealthy italian moneylender and tapestry dealer to duke philip the good of burgundy. he's about to marry an equally wealthy young italian, giovanna cenami, whose family lived in france,
. we will have an update for you at the top of the hour. >> this is the roma ghetto in the check city. many of the houses are run down. some do not have running water. this person grew up here. the three friends return to their former neighborhood a few weeks ago when right-wing extremist tried to storm the area. hundreds of residents gather to stop them. me it was not for the police come and could. have been much worse was not for the police, he could have been much worse. they were really threatening me, he says. they tried to break through the police chain to grab me. we were really angry. we wanted to fight them. this is home to many roma, and animosity is high. city officials even tried to wall off the roma settlements, but international outcries forced them to shelve the plan s. these people reside in this high-rise apartment block. more and more roma families are moving out of the ghetto, and their new neighbors often react with hostility. both in their early 20s, they still live with their parents. they share a 65 square meter apartment with his mother, father, and one of his
people have been killed. the collision occurred at a crossing in the city. the truck was carrying 24,000 liters of gasoline. it exploded in flames. the railway operator says at least four people have been killed and about 90 others injured. a local tv station quoted witnesses as saying the crossing gate was not lowered on one side of the tracks. >>> hundreds of riders have set fire to police vehicles in singapore after a bus hit and killed a bangladeshi worker. 18 people, including police, were injured. mainly foreign workers rioted on sunday night. the district is populated by indian and bangladeshi workers. police and security forces were deployed to contain the riot. 27 people were reportedly arrested. observers say an increasing number of foreign workers are unhappy about how they are being treated by their employers. last year bus drivers from china staged a massive strike. rioting is rare in singapore. >>> people in the central philippines are piecing together their lives. one month ago, an unprecedented storm wiped out parts of their homeland. ty typhoon haiyan killed nearly 6
, and the animosity is high. city officials even tried to wall off the roma settlement, but international outcry forced them to shelf the plans. they reside in this apartment block. more and more roma families are moving out of the ghetto, and their new neighbors often react with hostility. both in their early 20's, they still live with their parents. he squares a 65-square-meter apartment with his mother, father, and one of his sisters. one of them have a steady job. at the moment, he has an income. black market work that pays two uros 50 an hour. i tried to find a formal job when i finished school, he said. i went to the job center and filled out applications. i wanted to become a shelf, but i never found more than part-time work. his mother tells me the job center always says there's nothing available. it's because of our dark skin. he's sailing, there's never ork for us roma. under the table, he rolls a joint. memories linger of the hate campaign against the roma late this summer. neo nazis organized rallies across the czech republic. they were joined by many average citizens, chanting sloga
fired tear gas and rubber bullets, but on wednesday, the city looks like a different face. demonstrators are cleaning the streets. the change in atmosphere is due to the king's birthday tomorrow, he celebrates his 86th birthday. >> translator: this is a time for cleaning up before paying respects to our king. >> government officials and protest leaders took a break from hostilities on tuesday ahead of the king's birthday in an about face, security authorities allowed demonstrators to enter the compound of the prime minister's office. the move diffused some of the tension by allowing protesters to gather in the center of power. they later left the compound shouting that they'd won. the royal thai family is one of the most enduring monarchs in southeast asia. the king has no political power but is greatly admired. prime minister yingluck has avoided further bloodshed in the days leading up to the king's birthday. on tuesday she made a televised speech to call for unity, but protesters have not called for an end to the influence of her older brother and prime minister thaksin shinawatra. he
troops and police have fled the city. about 460,000 people are seeking refuge inside and outside the country. >>> the u.n. security council is taking steps to get the situation under control. it has authorized african and french troops are sent to the country to help restore security and public order. the security council unanimously passed a resolution proposed by the chair country france. the council has authorized the deployment of african union or a.u. troops for one year to restore security. french troops will also be sent to assist them. the resolution says the security council will consider giving the forces the status of u.n. peacekeepers if the situation in the country doesn't improve within three months. the au plans to display more than 3,500 troops in the country, france will dismatch more than 1,000. >>> japan may have to continue to rely on nuclear energies that a cheap option to keep the economic engine running. ron madison is here with more. >> japanese government officials drafted a basic energy policy. it says the country will maintain nuclear power generation a
and the truck were found abandoned outside mexico city on wednesday. two armed men stole the vehicle on monday, not far from where the cargo was found. officials say the radioactive material had been removed from its protective container. authorities sealed off a 500 meter perimeter and sent a team in to recover it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments and other medical applications. the international atomic energy agency has been urging countries to take steps to prevent the material from falling into the wrong hands. >>> japan's latest stimulus plan has been approved. it's supposed to further boost the economy. ron madison has the details on that. >> that is the hope, of course. there has been a bit of concern about whether the economy could actually shoulder the weight of the planned contac hikes. they're hoping to count ernie negative effects the higher tax may bring. it works out to just about $54 billion. cabinet ministers are hoping the measure will help the economy keep expanding and want to support low income earners who might be affected by the tax hike. nearly $14 billion will go
no further than shanghai. that chinese city has ranked top in math, reading, and science among teenagers. a new global report says that east asian schools are at the top of academic excellence by tackling tough classrooms and abandoning rote learning. things were not so good for students in the united states. a 15-year-old there jailed in math and were average for reading and science. france is above average in reading and writing but has reading and math, now in 20 fifth place. we leave you with that. you are watching "france 24." >> i am joined on the set by mrs. rush -- -- what is making headlines this morning? >> we start with syria and the question of bashar al-assad. i will go straight away the independent newspaper in the u.k.. bashar al-plicated assad in war crimes. you can see the piece there. the u.n. is keeping full lists of suspected war criminals. the evidence -- until the evidence is requested for an incredible -- four a credible investigation. more broadly on the situation seery, it is a story not being covered as much as usual compared to the events on the ground. when th
in unlikely places. you can haiku aficionado in this part of the city. this is the belgian national prison. >> translator: okay. please write your poem on this postcard. if you drop it in the mailbox, it will be sent to matsuyama. >> reporter: volunteers arrange weekly sessions where the prisoners write haiku and share them with their fellow inmates. >> translator: you are so far away. i broke the rules of the world. now i ponder my fate. >> reporter: thanks to this haiku mailbox, many poems make their way from belgium to matsuyama. the best of them are published in a specialist magazine founded over 40 years ago. this woman helps select the poems for the magazine. she says the spirit of haiku can be shared no matter what language they're written in. >> translator: haiku are a wonderful medium for communication. they are a great way to express yourself. and to share part of yourself with others. >> reporter: from japan, haiku are spreading around the world. they are the shortest form of poetry, but the links they forge are global. takashi ichinose, nhk world. >>> it's been a pleasant past
over the period of the next year. we cut back on nearly all of our services. the priorities of the city were to maintain police and fire services. that meant that as you got down the line, libraries and parks were severely cut back. tree trimming went out the window, except on emergency street repair... the things that make a difference in your daily life. dire predictions that permeated the campaign byhe opponents of prop 13-- they didn't come true. there were not massive employee layoffs. there was enough flexibility in government to handle the direct impact of 13. there was not an immediate crisis in government. the changes were more subtle. the government did not grind to a halt. despite the feeling thathe taxpayers had come out ahead, the biggest winners from prop 13-- other consequences surprised some voters. i think this is very important-- was california business and california agriculture. as i recall, if one was creating a pie chart, you'd say in this chart that about 1/3 of the benefits from 13 went to homeowners. 2/3 went to business and agriculture. one group that did lose,
architecture and perched on istanbul's the store -- an important landmark for millions of taurus to the city. built as a greek orthodox cathedral, it was later used as a mosque and is now a museum. but the turkish government wants it to be converted back into a mosque. here's more. >> built in the sixth century, one of istanbul's most popular forest attraction has been through several incarnations over the years. first a church for centuries, it was converted into a mosque by the ottomans in the 15th century. and then again into a museum in 1923 him after the founding of modern turkey. recently, the country's deputy prime minister voiced hope that the stunning design time -- byzantine monument would be converted to a muslim place of worship, prompting concern over the fleet of the ancient complex. mosque of the sacred book that houses grades, public spaces and a place of prayer and meditation and a theological school. if we referring to the land register, it is a mosque. and orthodox christian believes the solution is to maintain the status quo. the benefit of maintaining good relations betw
city in america and in the world." the fed responded by raising its discount rate, foing erananksusup rate of ints the fed responded bypaid to their depositors.e, the result -- foreign investors earned more interest and were enticed to leave their money in u.s. banks. the strategy worked. confidence in the dollar was restored and the gold drain was plugged. but there were other, more serious ramifications. dr. edward bernstein, formerly principal economist, u.s. treasury department. britain was the most important trading country in the world. if they let the value of sterling fall, say, relative to the dollar and the franc, it meant that britain would be exporting much more and importing much less. we would be losing exports to the british and we would be swamped by british goods. our farmers, who were already having great difficulty, suddenly were confronted with a big drop in the price of cotton, wheat, and other agricultural exports. this was a great blow to the united states. schoumacher: the loss in exports forced many manufacturing plants to close. thousands more jobs were lost,
a statue of lenin in the city. but first this report on another turbulent day in ukraine. opposition showed up in force with protesters cramming independent square and surrounding streets. they said they were determined to force out the government -- are in a new ukraine. as evening fell, demonstrators top shoot -- toppled a statue of lenin. it is a victory. people are in this together. taking to the streets together. every day it is growing. more and more people are there. >> i am happy so many people are here. they are ready to fight for ukraine. >> i don't want my country to become a police state where peaceful protest put down by violence. castnot want people to be for sharing their opinion in public. >> the protesters have put up with subzero temperatures. they say they will stay until the president steps down. this person has joined the protest. she said ukraine had a choice between dictatorship and the euro. a boxing champion has emerged as a major force for the opposition. said now isiew, he the time to act. >> 422 years, ukraine has hoped to become a modern country. it has not happ
." you miss out. you miss out. you got to be fast, you got to be fast. lonesome city, honey, lonesome city. you strike out. they're getting along fine at least you can feel happy for them, right? next week comes, you go to another church, the reverend type says, "all right, all you lonesome hearts "out there, we're gonna get together today, "1:00 today we're gonna get a bus trip together, "we're gonna go picnicking. "so all you new folks, come on, we all get to celebrate life. we get to meet each other, come on, 1:00 come on, huh," 1:00 come, youet in a bus. different color bus, th time it's a green bus, okay? you get on the bus, you go out to the hang-gliding territory, watch the hang gliders soar, huh? a little further upstream, okay? you're sitting down, they put out the big tablecloth, thkentucky fried chicken, the kool-aid, the mcdonald's, the burger kings, whatever. all of them right out there, right? you ait checki out the food. what are you checking out? potential friend again. and son of a gun, there's an even more delightful person, okay, bam, bam, bam, bam. gets up, walks o
in san luis potosi north of mexico city combined technology and training to producene of the company's most productive facilities. we've built up a cadre of very experienced and expert people. and that's our most important asset -- our people are our most important asset. we've gone from pretty serious quality problems to achieving tolerances on our crankshaft machining line within 250 millionths of an inch. that's not bend and weld technology. schoumacher: mexico's new policy of openness to foreign investment had taken mexico from the simple assembly work at the maquiladoras to the full production and high technology at cummins. what did the trend signify for the mexican economy? the maquiladora program then stands as the blueprint upon which many of these deregulatory and privatizing strategies are. and the purpose is to make mexico more attractive for foreign investment. schoumacher: many mexican workers still cross the u.s. border in search of better jobs. but the low-tech jobs at border maquiladoras and the high-tech jobs at cummins's san luis potosi plant were evidence that low
in this city, and they say, "you know, this doctor told me to do this, what should i do?" i tell them to go to an academic medical center. now, are they as user-friendly as, you know, the slick private clinics out there? no, they're often not, but the science and the knowledge is there. do they invariably have the art that a good, homey, family-medicine doctor will have? no. no. i don't take any pride in the fact that we haven't been able to get everybody to have a good bedside manner, but the science is there. and sometimes it's worthwhile to just gird your belt and accept a big academic medical center so you can get the best opinion you can. of course, i want to see diplomas on the wall, and, you know, i want to see that they've been published and all that sort of thing. but, to me, far more important is the doctor's ability to connect with me as a human being. the relationship between doctor and patient-- that human connection-- plays a role in the healing process that sometimes goes beyond degrees and scientific knowledge. marc shiffman: there are 11 residents down here at various leve
spectacular. >> then, farming in the city? sound impossible? not for these folks. >> this is my land, but it's everybody's land. >> next, meet a farmer and a chef who make the perfect pair--terally. >> i think pears are great because they're--i like the versatility. >> then, ever wonder how to pick the best summertime produce? we've got the tricks of the trade from a pro. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [moo] >> here in the tiny town of santa margarita, they have a population of only 1,300. but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in history. that's thanks to its legendary occupant, the santa margarita ranch, one of the oldest, continuously operated cattle ranches in california, and one that draws oohs and ahs from both its visitors and owners. >> the overall tme is, wow, it's pretty spectacular. most people that look at it, just go, ooh, blows you asay. >> this was the most idyllic place in the county. and i really do believe, today, it is truly one of the crown jewels of san luis obispo county. >> i don't know that i've ever been able to explain how i fell in love with the
years old, he apprenticed with a painter in his native city of antwerp in the southern netherlands. by t time he was 16, his skill and talent aowed h to join the workshop of eleing, peter paul rubens. rubenscomplex compositions, such as these with their sculpturally modeled figures, greatly influenced the young artist. but even in van dyck's earliest works we see the artist's ow distinctive ylemerging. he painted this scene of st. jerome when heas about 16. instead of the heroic figures rens, van ck chose to show the hermit saint as a man past s prime. though van dyck based his composition on a work by ruben the young artist painted it difrently, applying his paint thickly with rough, broken strokes, exaggerating the naturalism of the biblical scene. in another version of the same subjec painted just a few years later, van dyck portrays st. jerome in y a different manner. in a moment of deep religious fervor, the saint is about to strike his chest in penance ( o) this interesin psyogical intensity, human emotis, and cral momen wou mark v dyck'wo ughout h career. van dyck again looked to
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